Bare Necessities Carolyn Pajama’s

When I found this print I new I had to have it!  This Bare Necessities organic poplin is in my favorite colors: navy, coral, peach and orange and reminds me of a modern William Morris floral. Just like the image that inspired the embroidery on my denim jeans! While this bold print is a bit too much for everyday wear it’s perfect for a new set of Carolyn Pajama’s! Plus it’s my first finished make in my #2017MakeNine! I’m to the point now where my work wardrobe is pretty well fleshed out for the rest of this season so it’s back to filling in […]

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Dior Grey Badgley Mischka V1460

I’ve been sewing up a storm over here!  A little bit of sewing escapism was needed this past week(s).  I finished off a pair of Morgan jeans, a super cute set of Carolyn pj’s and two handbags/backpacks!  This dress I’m showing off today was finished before the new year but getting some decent pictures required more effort.  Here’s my Badgley Mischa for Vogue Patterns dress V1460 in a Dior grey ponte knit! I wanted to make an elegant but easy to wear dress to expand my work wardrobe.  I really loved the white designer version I saw posted by McCall on pinterest […]

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Hemp/Wool Tweed Vogue Wrap Skirt V9209 + Breton Stripe Top

Here are my first makes for the New Year- a nautical inspired tweed wrap skirt V9209 with a Breton stripe knit top! I feel so elegant and chic! Nautical looks are on trend this season which makes this perfect for my work wardrobe.  I’ve been dying to try out this Vogue pattern midi wrap skirt with its button detail for a few months now.  I love the highwaist, button closure plus faux button and the interesting angle of the wrap. So versatile- I can dress it up with heels or wear it with my converse to work. Organic Cottons Plus contacted me in December to […]

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#2017MakeNine + Top 5 Reflections/Goals

Happy New Year Everyone!  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the winter break with the kiddos and the long weekend with my husband. The weather has been beautiful so we spent quite a few days beachside-perfect way to start out the year! Here’s my last TOP 5: My Reflections + Goals plus my #2017MakeNine! Reflections: It’s been a busy year! I made 31 pieces for me plus countless more for the kids! Moving is not conductive to getting anything done! I really missed using natural dyes and being able to get messy! My closet is almost full!  I really need very few […]

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Top 5: Non Sewing Highlights-My Family Year in Review

2016 was an eventful year for my little family! Here’s my second TOP 5 Post for 2016: my non-sewing related Highlights!  I tried to pick 5 but so much happened this year that I decided instead to put together a little family year in review.  This year so much less sewing then usual because of all the big changes we had.  Selling our condo in Naples, Making the move to Plantation, the start of school for BOTH my kiddos and my first months back to work after 8 years as a Stay at Home Momma! I started January with a bang in a gorgeous DKNY bronze dress that my […]

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Top 5: Hits + Misses 2016

It’s that time of year again…time for a Top 5 post!  This is my third year participating in Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow’s Top 5 roundups. I tend to get tunnel vision when I’m sewing and totally forget what I’ve made over the last few months. I always have a million projects going right before the holidays so taking a break and looking back on everything I’ve worked on over the year is so refreshing. Top 5 Hits: Lantern Sleeve Blouse                      Donna Karan Chartreuse Dress V1489  Rust Organic Cotton Twill Culottes B5504/Holly Hack  Mommy + Me Colfax Dresses        […]

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